5 Things You Need To Know Before Arguing At The PTAB

Law360, Washington (November 21, 2013, 4:44 PM EST) -- Intellectual property attorneys preparing to argue before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board should realize that the forum, while closely resembling a traditional court, has unique characteristics requiring specialized preparation.

The PTAB has already shown its uniqueness by signaling last month that it's receptive to invalidity theories that don’t always fly in district court, dealing Garmin International Inc. a victory in the panel’s first inter partes patent review decision. Attorneys have said the new inter partes review procedure is a potent and sought-after way for companies...
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